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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
: andndhere is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the apex of power, running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. today, she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003 when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious page-one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions that are certain to be asked on tuesday, when brooks, her boss rupert murdoch and james murdoch, his son and heir, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested, though, it's not clear that she will appear and if she does, that she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that people -- senior level
Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of the world," is rebekah brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will c ce out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffffy, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william and kate are in southern california. and abc's bob woodruff is with them in santa barbara this evening. bob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. yeah. the game has just begun. this is a beautiful spot ri
Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book publishing, "avatar," his. 20th century fox. fox news and, yes, fox tv, owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that. >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquarteted in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines her
Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
claimed his two closest lieutenants. rebekah brooks, head of his british newspaper business. and les hinton, head of the dow jones company, and murdoch's right-hand man in the u.s. worked in london at the time of the phone hacking. on tuesday, murdoch and his son, james, will be hauled in front of the cameras for a rare and public questioning by the parliament committee. and across the pond, the fbi is investigating reports that murdoch journalists tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >> what they aught to be concerned about whether or not the american public gets engaged. if that ever happens, yeah. you really should d art writing newscorp's obituaries. >> reporter: as the scandal continues to grow, so do the stakes. this isn't just about the behavior of rupert murdoch's british newspapers anymore. the scandal is threatening to strike at the very heart of his global media empire. david? >> simon, thank you. >>> back in this country tonight, more behind-the-scenes talks on capitol hill. democrats and republicans still far from agreement on what to do before the deadline to raise
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